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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Tim MacNeill

Senior Teaching Professor

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 317
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5879

Research topics

  • Inequality
  • Indigenous movements
  • Sustainable development
  • International development
  • Political economy
  • Globalization
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Food sovereignty
  • Behavioural economics
  • Cultural economy

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Researcher Profile

Research and expertise

  • cultural economics
  • inequality and development
  • international development
  • international political economy
  • social policy
  • social problems
  • sociology

Food: Locally Embedded; Globally Engaged (2015-2020)

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Centre (SSHRC), Insight Partnership Grant
  • Value: $2.5 million
  • 50 collaborators

Development or Marginalization: The Social, Environmental, Economic, Health, and Cultural impacts of Foreign Investment in Honduras (2015-2016)

  • SSHRC, Insight Development Grant
  • Value $65,000

Culturally Sustainable Development (2009-2010)

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Value: $16,000

Culturally Sustainable Development (2008-2009)

  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
  • Value: $22,000